Our experienced Atlanta auto accident law firms at Montlick and Associates have been providing zealous advocacy to injury victims involved in all types of motor vehicle collisions since our law firm was established in 1984. We recognize the potentially devastating consequences suffered by personal injury victims injured in a Atlanta car accident. When a driver or other vehicle occupant suffers a spinal cord injury in a trucking accident or a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle collision, the physical challenges of recovering from this type of injury can be magnified by the financial difficulty of coping with spiraling medical expenses and the interruption of household wages.
Although manufacturers have made significant improvements in vehicle safety which includes more air bags, crash warning systems and even driver override systems, motor vehicle collisions remain the leading cause of life-changing injuries and accident-related wrongful death. Hundreds of thousands of people seek medical treatment annually because of personal injuries suffered in Atlanta car accidents. While there are many factors that contribute to car accidents in Atlanta, some of the most common include negligent drivers that are engaged in an array of unsafe driving practices, including drunk driving, distracted driving, sleepy driving, excessive speed, right-of-way violations and more.
Understanding the Negligent Practices Involved in Atlanta Car Accident Claims
Our experienced Atlanta auto accident lawyers provide proven and effective legal representation to those involved in all forms of Atlanta motor vehicle accidents, including the following: tractor-trailer accidents (trucking accidents), motorcycle accidents, drunken driving accidents, distracted driving accidents, public transportation accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, rollover accidents, road departure accidents, head-on collisions, rear-enders and T-Bone accidents.
While some car accidents are caused by defective vehicles or unsafe roads, the legal basis for imposing liability in most car accident cases is driver negligence. This diverse array of accidents may be caused by many types of negligent driving behavior including the following:
- Failing to focus one’s attention on one’s driving
- Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol (DUI/DWI)
- Blowing through red lights and stop signs at intersections
- Inadequate vehicle maintenance, such as checking tires, brakes, etc.
- Exceeding the speed limit or driving too rapidly for weather and traffic conditions
- Non-compliance with right-of-way rules
- Drivers that tailgate other vehicles
- Aggressive drivers who engage in reckless driving practices
Our experienced and dedicated Atlanta auto accident lawyers have almost three decades of experience negotiating successful settlements with insurance carriers for negligent drivers. Our motor vehicle accident legal team understands the litigation strategies and negotiation tactics used by insurance carriers to avoid paying car accident claims or to minimize the exposure of the insurance company. When an insurance company knows that a car accident victim does not have the benefit of legal counsel, insurance adjusters will presume that they can take advantage of the injury victim. Sometimes this will amount to trying to induce a car accident victim to compromise his or her legal claim or trying to unreasonably delay settling a case to create financial pressure for the personal injury victim to settle for less than the value of the claim. Our experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys effectively counter such tactics for our clients.
Seeking Maximum Damages for Atlanta Auto Accident Victims
If you are involved in a collision between motor vehicles that involves several tons of steel colliding at high rates of speed, the possibility of life-altering injuries is extremely high because the human body is not designed to withstand this type of force. If you are involved in a Atlanta car accident, you may experience a wide range of injuries including:
- Severe third degree burns
- Head trauma resulting in brain injuries
- Amputation or loss of use of limbs
- Spinal cord damage result in paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Damage to spinal disc
- Dislocations, sprains and hyperextensions
- Whiplash resulting in chronic neck or back pain
- Damage to vital internal organs
- Wrongful death
The value of your Atlanta car accident claim will depend on many factors, such as the severity of your injuries, the permanence of your injuries, nature of the driver’s wrongful conduct, amount of medical expenses, time off work, reputation of your car accident attorney and many other factors. While the specific recovery available in your case will depend on the particular facts of your case , some of the types of damages that are available in car accident claims may include:
- Costs of medical care and treatment
- Lost earnings from time off work
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of affection and companionship of a spouse
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Impaired quality of life
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Wrongful death-related expenses (including loss of guidance, inheritance, funeral and burial expenses)
- Exemplary or punitive damages in cases of particularly reckless conduct
If you or someone you love has suffered a severe personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Atlanta car accident lawyers are committed to representing personal injury and wrongful death victims in obtaining compensation to rebuild their lives and support their families. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Atlanta auto accident law firms. Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for your FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.